Category Archives: Nov/Dec 2012

Rest Insured

The right insurance means longevity for your camp. © Can Stock Photo Inc./igordutina

The role of insurance is vital to your camp’s overall risk management plan because it provides the resource needed to fund the losses a camp may incur. This article offers insights and tips in understanding the role insurance plays, selecting a viable insurance broker, and acquiring adequate insurance coverage. The purchase of an insurance policy to pay claims is a function of risk management called “Risk Transfer.” In other words, should a loss occur, the camp will transfer all or … Continue reading

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Interpreting “Green” To Retreat Guests

Encourage retreat guests to reduce, reuse, and recycle. ©CanStock Photo Inc./mangostock

Recently, I became a volunteer for the National Park Service (NPS). As part of my training, I was introduced to the concept of interpretation. In NPS language, the task of interpreting is to introduce a visitor to the natural or historical resources at a park. The interpreter then acts as a conduit between those resources and what is valuable and meaningful to the visitor. This concept can be helpful to camp professionals who are inviting guests to participate in “green” … Continue reading

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Catching Sunshine

Solar panels help the camp reduce energy costs. Photo courtesy of International Sports Training Camp

When they first began their “green energy” journey, International Sports Training Camp (ISTC) Directors Mark Major and Kara Klaus-Major were intimidated by the task. With approximately 270 campers and 130 staff members in residence each week, the directors discussed the potential to shrink the camp electricity bill by utilizing green energy strategies. The Stroudsburg, Pa., overnight sports camp had always strived to be environmentally friendly. Officials at the 500-acre facility had recently welcomed a new green-conscious health center, cooled with … Continue reading

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Risky Business

When you're taking risks, it's good to have an insurance agent you can trust! ©iStockphoto.com/sophie4

Late last week, my wife called to let me know our insurance agent had given her the inside scoop on exactly how to insure our first teen driver and that it wasn’t going to cost nearly as much as she had feared. Her enthusiasm was palpable and I hung up smiling at the thought of somebody being that excited over insurance. Of course, it wasn’t the insurance or even the good price and insider knowledge that had set her into … Continue reading

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